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Nicole F. Smith, M.Ed., CDBC
Director of Instructional Design and Learning Development
American Payroll Association and Global Payroll Management Institute

For the past 20 years, with her background in Learning and Development and Human Resources, Nicole has trained organizational leaders in various industries on topics such as leadership development, project management, and emotional intelligence.

With APA and GPMI being the leader in professional development, Nicole has designed and implemented an engaging and interactive Women in Leadership series that is facilitated at APA’s Annual Congress conference—empowering women from all over the globe.

She is a certified DISC behavior consultant, allowing her to administer, interpret, train, and coach on the DISC behavior profile assessments—helping to develop “your best self” in every situation. Nicole is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and received a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix.